The Kwara State Government has commenced the disbursement of financial assistance to twenty-six thousand, eight hundred and fifty-two students of Kwara State origin in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The disbursement, which started on Monday, follows a thorough screening process that lasted weeks. Each beneficiary received a palliative fund of ten thousand naira directly into their account to augment their expenses in the wake of the fuel subsidy removal.
Speaking on behalf of the state governor, the chairman of the students’ palliative committee, Prof Shehu Raheem said the palliative is a token to support the students.
He added that at the end of the registration exercise, a total of thirty thousand seven hundred and seventy-five students registered online, noting that the number was reduced to twenty-six thousand, eight hundred and fifty-two after students with incomplete registrations, multiple registrations, and forged citizenship certificates were weeded out.